Friday, April 30, 2010

New Story

I needed out of the house ALONE for a few minutes. Maybe even a whole hour.

It probably wasn't the most convenient time, but I saw the window and took it. There I was, walking into a store with absolutely nothing in mind to buy, and it hit me. My next book. I knew what I needed to write.

I wandered around pretending to shop when really, I was writing the first chapter in my head. Oh, this is going to be good. And then, is it going to be a paranormal romance or horror? Hmmm, sort of a cross. Call it a dark paranormal.

Like dark chocolate. Dark, but in a delicious way. And now I'm wondering why I'm wandering through the store. All I want is to go home and write.

So I did.

A whole chapter so far. I had a lot of other things to take care of... like kids, so I didn't get more done. But the story keeps growing in my head. I don't know if it's a breakthrough in the world of books, but it's a breakthrough to me. I've never read this story, but I would, if someone had written it.

I feel like I'm cheating, having a love affair with a new story when I'm still working on getting my other novels out there, but I can't help it. I'm going to write it, and I plan on loving every minute of it. I can always go to counseling later.

7 comments:

Don said...

I saw that you were online last night now I know why. as a fan I encorage you to write then write then write some more. I know, bad use of the language but I'm not the writer you are.

Magenta said...

I hope you have a lot of fun with this new writing project. ^_~

elizabeth said...

LOL--I know what you mean!! I feel that way too when I start another book, too. *Sigh*

But dark chocolate is good for the soul! :D It was nice seeing you at the Conference! :)

Laura said...

Thanks for all your encouragement! The next few months are going to be FUN!

Lady Glamis said...

Congrats on your new idea! That's the best feeling ever! Too bad kids keep getting in the way, hehe. I know how that feels. :)

dor said...

I guess that's what it's like to be a writer. I have great ideas too...just don't put them on paper. I am more of a reader. Interesting so to see how your mind works when it comes to coming up with a new novel. It really does sound like a love affair. Looking forward to seeing the end result.

Laura said...

Thanks Lady Glamis and dor.

I'm still having so much fun with this new idea. It's so different than anything I've ever written.

And don't get me wrong, I LOVE to read. I'm just as addicted to reading as writing.

As for the kids, I've figured out the secret. Drop everything when the littlest ones need something and they'll give me a good half hour after that.